Canada: BRITISH COLUMBIA: Icebergs & Cattle

The 56,000 Roman Catholics of Vancouver Archdiocese know their Archbishop William Duke as an unyielding foe of Sunday picnics, parish hall dances, demon rum and Marxism. They call him "The Iron Duke."

Last week, at the Vancouver convention of the Canadian Federation of Convent Alumnae, strait-laced Archbishop Duke spoke his mind on still another human frailty: bathing beauty contests. Said he: "They are unbecoming and could be the occasions of sin ... They are barred to Catholic women who realize in conscience this great danger ... It lowers the dignity and esteem due to women to parade them and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!